A BOA constrictor snake has escaped in Little Paxton – and police are urging residents to be on the lookout.

A BOA constrictor snake has gone missing in Little Paxton - and police are urging residents to be on the lookout.

The female snake, which is four feet long and two inches wide, is not believed to be dangerous but police have warned the public not to approach it if they see it.

It is green and brown, with black markings and a red tail.

A police spokesman said: "It is believed to have gone missing from an address in Samuel Jones Crescent on Wednesday (July 27). The snake is not thought to be dangerous.

"Anyone who sees it is asked not to approach it but to call police on 0345 456 4564."